What to Expect

The APEI Teacher Training Course is a fully comprehensive Classical Pilates teacher training designed to create the very best Pilates professionals.

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When you enrol on the program you become a Trainee Apprentice and will cover the full repertoire of Classical Mat and Machine exercises in a supportive, fun and enriching teaching environment.

The course is divided into 3 levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. For each level there is a 2-3 day Workshop taught by experienced APEI teacher trainers bringing you a wealth of knowledge, detail and teaching experience. At each Workshop apprentices receive a syllabus manual containing detailed analysis of each exercise required, complete with teaching tips and Anatomy notes.

In addition to the Workshops, training apprentices are required to complete a total of 600 hours, logged with their APEI trainer. 200 hours are required for each of the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels of the course and each block of 200 hours is divided into:

  • 40 hours of observation
  • 55 hours of self mastery
  • 30 hours participation in Private and/or Group sessions
  • 75 hours of assisting/practice teaching

All hours are logged with your Certified APEI Teacher Trainer and Pilates Instructor. Apprentice logs will be issued by APEI and signed by the supervising instructor regularly (every 50 hours); every 100 hours the logs must be turned in to the APEI Teacher Trainer for checking.

Observation hours must be taken at EPL, or at a recognized APEI classical studio, observing a teacher fully certified by APEI, Pilates INC, NY Pilates or Romana Pilates, or a similar, fully comprehensive, Classical Pilates Training School recognised by APEI. .

For the self mastery part of the course it is recommended that you attend at least two Pilates classes per week.


Exams

Exams are administered upon completion of each phase. Certification is only issued once the apprentice has attended all three system workshops, completed the apprenticeship hours required and passed all exams, practical and written.

There are practical and written exams upon completion of each 200 hours apprenticeship phase. Exams are evaluated pass/fail, and apprentices must pass the requirements at each phase. Your training centre oversees this process and associated costs.

Testing will be done only by instructors selected by APEI.

Levels of Exams:

  • 200 hours-practical, basic question and answer and anatomy questionnaire
  • 400 hours-practical, intermediate question and answer, written test and anatomy questionnaire
  • 600 hours-practical, advanced question and answer, written test and anatomy questionnaire and case study on a new client.

Failure to pass: 1st failure requires and additional 25 hours before retesting. Each additional failure, requires an additional 25 hours. A retest fee will be charged for each retest.

Exam retest cost: Basic £90, Intermediate £120, Advanced £150


Dates & Course Time Frame:

The training course must be completed within 12 to 14 months of entry into the Program, 12 months for Bridging. Program extensions for extenuating circumstances are granted at the sole and absolute discretion of EPL and APEI. The Apprentice must submit a written request setting out in detail the extenuating circumstances at least one month prior to the end of the apprenticeship year.


Course Pre-Requisites & Commitment

All potential students are to take a minimum of 25 private Pilates sessions at EPL before commencing the course. It will be at the discretion of the APEI Teacher Trainer if more sessions are required before commencing.

On registering for a course with EPL/APEI you confirm that you have read and understood the commitment of time required to complete the course. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure the course hours fit into their schedule and life commitments.


What will I learn

During your course you will learn the Art of Teaching Pilates along with a wonderful repertoire connected by precise transitions to create a rhythmic, fluid and focused workout which will build greater strength, flexibility and endurance. You will learn about the body, how to be an effective hands on instructor and how to create modifications for clients with pathologies.

You will learn:

  • Anatomy and Postural Analysis
  • Pre Pilates and modifications
  • How to identify learning needs and styles
  • The full classical repertoire from Beginner to Advanced level on the mat
  • The full classical repertoire from Beginner to Advanced level on all apparatus
  • The use and maintenance of the Pilates equipment and apparatus
  • Hands on teaching techniques for safety and efficency
  • Instructor self care whilst teaching

Part 1: Basic System: The Basic system focuses on the technical and teaching aspects of all of the apparatus at this level minus the Pedi Pole. Apparatus includes the Reformer, Wunda chair, Cadillac, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel, Small Barrels, Magic Circle and hand weights, and mat work. Modifications for physical limitations are also covered.

Part 2: Intermediate System: The Intermediate system follows the teaching progression to this level, and outlines the appropriate evolution of work for the client. Apparatus includes the Reformer, Wunda chair, Cadillac, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel, Small Barrels and Pedi Pole and mat work. Modifications for physical limitations are also covered.

Part 3 Advanced System: This focuses on the Advanced repertoire and breaks down the exercises to adapt to the needs of the client through identifying weaknesses, or injuries, and applying the Method with modifications for physical limitations. Apparatus includes the Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel, Small Barrels, Pedi Pole and Mat Work.

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The Bridging Program

Our teacher training program recognise and welcomes teachers certified through other reputable Pilates organisations who have undertaken full comprehensive training and wish to get certification in the classical method with Exhale Pilates London under Authentic Pilates Education International.

The EPL bridging candidates will attend the basic, intermediate and advanced workshops. Bridging candidates will need a minimum of 300hrs before completing the advanced exam.

NB: Where the assessment determines the candidate requires more than 300 apprenticeship hours, the candidate will need to apply for full certification.


Exams

Exams are administered upon completion of each phase. Certification is only issued once the apprentice has attended all three system workshops, completed the apprenticeship hours required and passed all exams, practical and written.

All exams must be passed to achieve certification.

The program consists of three seminars:

  • The Beginner System: 2 days
  • Intermediate System: 3 days
  • The Advanced System: 3/4 days
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Upcoming Course Dates

Beginner weekends:

Dates Friday 5th – Saturday 6th October 2018 or Friday 16th – Saturday 17th November 2018
Times: 11am – 6pm Friday , 12 – 6pm Saturday
Location: EPL, 81 – 84 Chalk Farm Road, London , NW1 8AR
Teacher Trainers: Gaby Noble / Carlie Skan

Intermediate weekends:

Dates: Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December or Friday 11th – Sunday 14th January 2019
Times: Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 12 – 6pm, Sunday 10 – 5pm
Location: EPL, 81 – 84 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AR
Teacher Trainers: Gaby Noble / Carlie Skan

Advanced Weekends

Dates: Thursday 28th February – Saturday 2nd March or Thursday 7th March – Saturday 9th March 2019
Times: Thursday 10 – 5pm, Friday 11 – 6pm , Saturday 10 – 5pm
Location: EPL, 81 – 84 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AR
Teacher Trainers: Brooke Siler

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